Know your benefits

June 7, 2018

Using the prescription drug plan this summer

As summer approaches, some of you will be heading out of town or even out of the country. Remember to take care of your maintenance prescription needs before you pack your bags. For emergencies, always carry your Express Scripts prescription ID card.

May 3, 2018

COBRA — it keeps you covered

Are you or a family member, because of a change of job or other life circumstance, going to lose your health insurance provided by the Department of Education and your UFT Welfare Fund benefits?

April 5, 2018

Special coordination of benefits

If you and your spouse or domestic partner are both in-service UFT members, you don’t have to choose one or the other’s benefits — you have the benefit of both when it comes to certain UFT Welfare Fund benefits.

March 1, 2018

Sabbatical leaves

Did you think sabbaticals were just for university professors? Think again! UFT members who are teachers may apply for a sabbatical leave to enhance their teaching skills, restore their health if they are ill or achieve state certification in a shortage area.

February 1, 2018

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation can provide valuable benefits if you are a paraprofessional, school nurse or occupational or physical therapist and have a work-related injury or occupational illness.

January 4, 2018

Hearing aids

The UFT Welfare Fund, which provides an array of supplemental health benefits to eligible UFT members, provides a hearing aid benefit of $1,000.

December 7, 2017

Eyeglasses and contact lenses

As a member of the UFT Welfare Fund, you and your eligible dependents can obtain an optical service once every two years.

November 2, 2017

Your prescription drug plan

UFT members have comprehensive prescription drug coverage through the union's Welfare Fund.

October 5, 2017

Transit programs

UFT members who travel to work by public transportation can save up to 42 percent monthly by participating in the City of New York Commuter Benefits Program, which covers New York City and the tri-state area.


September 7, 2017

Dental care

The UFT Welfare Fund provides dental benefits through two programs: the Scheduled Benefit Plan, which provides services through the Welfare Fund panel or a dentist of your choice; and Dentcare, a no-cost dental HMO.


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